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Grading with Confidence: How to Calibrate Feedback Against State and District Rubrics

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Grading with Confidence: How to Calibrate Feedback Against State and District Rubrics

Presented by Stacie Rich, Secondary Curriculum Specialist, ELA and Reading, Volusia County Schools (FL); and Kara Gann, District Engagement, Writable

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In this edWebinar, Stacie Rich, a district leader from Volusia County Schools in Florida, shares how her district is putting teacher calibration (a process that helps groups of educators evaluate student work consistently) and professional learning into action using digital rubrics, grading, and state-released exemplars. Viewers also learn from Kara Gann, a district calibration expert, about how to calibrate teacher expectations for student work by using your specific district or state’s exemplars and rubric. By the end of this session, you will know how to best help your teachers deliver effective and equitable feedback on student writing.

Watch this edWebinar to learn how to organize and plan for a successful districtwide calibration event by:

  • Exploring the resources needed to facilitate a calibration event
  • Identifying state-released or district-curated exemplars and rubrics
  • Using Writable’s free Team Grade feature to run a virtual or in-person calibration event
  • Creating follow-up discussions with teachers so that they can apply their learnings into daily practice

By the end of this session, you will have gained knowledge about:

  • The two models for calibrating grading: using a district-created common assessment or calibrating against state-released exemplars
  • How calibration helps deepen the understanding of student expectations
  • Best practices for reviewing and discussing insights immediately following a calibration session

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, school and district leaders, education technology leaders, instructional coaches, TOSAs, lead teachers, and those involved with curricula and assessment.

Stacie RichAbout the Presenters

Stacie Rich is a secondary curriculum specialist in the ELA and Reading Department in Volusia County, Florida. She herself is a product of Volusia County Schools and has taught English at all levels from 8th through 12th grade. Using her experiences as a Florida “High Impact Teacher” and a literacy coach, she spends her days supporting teachers in creating rigorous and engaging lessons. She is passionate about assisting teachers in using technology to foster student learning, accountability, and independence in English classes. Stacie appreciates her supportive husband of 30 years, is blessed to be mom to five amazing kids, and is delighted to spend time on the weekends being a Gigi to five grandchildren.

Kara GannKara Gann has enjoyed her 30+ years in the educational field as a teacher, instructional coach, and district administrator. She joined the private sector to support and influence educational products that support learning and is passionate about how reading and writing directly impact student achievement. She is a recognized thought leader having presented at national conferences and is published in educational magazines and blogs. As the customer and district engagement leader at Writable, she helps teachers, districts, and partners create successful writing experiences in all academic disciplines.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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